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States Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

As taxpayers and businesses try to recover from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, state governments should be focused on cutting spending to offset revenue losses, not raising taxes.  

CAGW Staff July 1, 2020
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The HEROES Act Will Prevent Americans From Getting Back to Work

The $3 trillion HEROES Act epitomizes everything that is wrong with the D.C. borrow-and-spend mindset. 

CAGW Staff May 19, 2020
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Federal Bailouts Punish Fiscally Responsible States

The House of Representatives prepares to vote on a $3 trillion stimulus bill, which includes $875 billion for state and local governments. 

Frances Floresca May 14, 2020
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The Next Stimulus Bill Must Be Temporary and Targeted

As conversations continue on how to best help Americans in the next round of funding, Congress must remember to keep a temporary mindset that is focused on combatting COVID-19.

Peter Klensch April 17, 2020
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CAGW Names House Majority Whip James Clyburn April 2020 Porker of the Month

Rep. Clyburn is the April 2020 Porker of the Month for trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis to promote a radical agenda.

CAGW Staff April 14, 2020
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The Congressional JSF Caucus: A Logic-Free Zone

Legislators added $1.7 billion worth of earmarks to fund the acquisition of 16 JSFs.

Sean Kennedy March 31, 2020
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Members Introduce Bill to Permanently Ban Earmarks

Legislation has been introduced to make the moratorium on congressional earmarks permanent.

Deborah Collier March 12, 2020
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NASA's Flawed Mission to the Moon

In an era of flourishing commercial alternatives, NASA should reevaluate the manner in which it pursues space flight.

Sean Kennedy March 12, 2020
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Additional Delays for the KC-46

The troubled tanker’s delays will have knock-on effects, raising costs.

Sean Kennedy March 5, 2020
Press

CAGW Names Rep. John Yarmuth February 2020 Porker of the Month

Today, CAGW named Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY.) our February 2020 Porker of the Month.

Alexandra Abrams February 25, 2020
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CBO’s 2020 Economic Outlook Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits Are Here To Stay

Unsurprisingly, the United States’ fiscal outlook remains dreadful.

Peter Klensch February 6, 2020
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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

Leslie Paige January 14, 2020

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